10 Tips to Stay Safe While Farming in the Winter
Farmers all over the country now that the work doesn't stop just because it's cold outside. In fact, winter weather usually brings on unique challenges that require agriculturalists to work even harder to keep up with everything.
How Snowpack Affects Ranchers in the Rockies
A common motto of farmers and ranchers throughout the Rocky Mountains is “whiskey’s for drinking and water’s for fighting.” The meaning of this motto became apparent as I grew up farming and ranching in the mountain valleys of southwest Montana.
Today's Extreme Winter Weather Impacts Tomorrow's Crop Farming
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 90% of crop losses are related to extreme weather – but it’s not just the direct impact of summer drought, floods and severe storms. Winter weather is another important variable to consider when it comes to a successful agricultural operation. Detailed forecasting, coupled with other agricultural insights tools, can help farmers make proactive decisions regarding their crops, or even preventative decisions if necessary.